The Island of Dr. Moreau
recording of The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells.
The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, addressing ideas of society and community, human nature and identity, religion, Darwinism, and eugenics.
When the novel was written in the late 19th century, England's scientific community was engulfed by debates on animal vivisection. Interest groups were even formed to tackle the issue: the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection was formed two years after the publication of the novel. The novel is presented as a discovered manuscript, introduced by the narrator's nephew; it then 'transcribes' the tale. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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December 26, 2009
Interesting book, decent recording
This book is something of a classic of science fiction and is still disturbing, though intriguing. The recording is done by multiple readers and is a mixed bag. I found it listenable and enjoyable.